CHELSEA fans were left shocked as Ross Barkley was subbed on with minutes to go ahead of a second agonising penalty shoutout against Liverpool in the FA Cup final.

The former Everton midfielder also happened to take a penalty AHEAD of Mason Mount.

Barkley scored his penalty despite not playing since January
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Mount missed Chelsea’s last penalty in the 6-5 spot-kick loss
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Barkley stepped up despite playing not playing since January against Chesterfield in the FA Cup.

But luckily for Chelsea, Barkley held his nerve and finished cooly from 12 yards.

Mount, on the other hand, missed as the penalties went into sudden death.

Liverpool left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas then stepped up and sent Edouard Mendy the wrong way to win the final 6-5.

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It now means Jurgen Klopp has won every trophy available with the Reds except for the Europa League and a quadruple this season is still on the cards.

One fan said on Twitter: “This Mount Boy doesn’t impress me.

“Ross Barkley is a much better option to him. I still don’t understand Tuchel’s system to date.”

Another tweeted: “Mount cost us 2 cup finals this season…… even Barkley scored his.”


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The FA Cup final loss also means Mount has lost six consecutive finals at Wembley.

It also happens to be his third final defeat at Wembley in the space of a year.

Mount lost the Euros final to Italy with England last summer and followed it up with the Carabao Cup final loss to Liverpool earlier this year.

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